Alternative Ways to Get Your Kicks: Fun Money Friday

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We all have things that we enjoy doing. Maybe you love to read, buy shoes or handbags, visit amusement parks, ski, travel, scuba dive, or any of a thousand other things. Chances are that most of your fun activities cost at least some money. That’s not a bad thing as long as you can afford what you’re doing. But if you need or want to save money on your fun, there are alternative ways to have that fun for less. Here are some ideas:

Get a job

If you love to read and the library isn’t for you, get a part-time job in a bookstore and use the discount to buy your books. If you like to buy clothes, get a job at a department store. If you like amusement parks, get a seasonal job


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3 Responses to Alternative Ways to Get Your Kicks: Fun Money Friday

  1. jim says:

    Loving these suggestions – but, rather than get a job at a bookstore for the discount on books – just buy a kindle or nook and get free books.

  2. Gailete says:

    To get books and other neat stuff, start writing reviews of the books you read. Eventually you may be tapped to do reviews for Amazon or other book promotion companies. Not only do I get lots of books to read but I have gotten a new crockpot, laser color printer, and other assorted office and kitchen supplies. The more reviews I do the more free stuff I get. You of course can always check out books for free at the library or borrow them through inter-library loan, or buy them super cheap at Friends of the Library (FOL) book sales. Watch for them being advertised in your area.

  3. Gailete says:

    Oh yes, I agree about the Kindle. I didn’t think I would like one, but it has been marvelous as I have been able to download the classics for free such as Jane Austin and currently I’m reading Bleak House on the Kindle, another book in real book format and have started reading two books to review. Never enough books!

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